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The McGill Library Rare Books and Special Collections began collecting rare materials in the 1850s, and through gift and purchase the holdings now constitute rich and highly diverse research collections. The humanities and social sciences and in particular art and architecture, Canadiana, history, literature, the history of ideas (philosophy and religion), travel and exploration, and the history of the book form the core of the collection. More information can be found on the library’s website http://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/rarebooks/about

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2,422
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188
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1937
15
1932
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1931
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Topics & Subjects
2,610
McGill University Library Digitized Title
329
Lande Canadiana
285
Travel
279
Rare Books & Special Collections - Blacker Wood
168
Railroads
162
Manuscripts, Persian
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Creator
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civilian pub.,
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gwillim, elizabeth, 1763-1807, artist.
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fifth sunday meeting association of canada
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desbarats, george edouard, 1838-1893, publisher
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clark, charles, 1806-1880, printer
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producer not identified
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English
421
French
174
Unknown
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Persian
75
German
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2 volumes (xcvi, 578 pages) : xlii plates (some folded ; including frontispieces, maps, facsimiles), 2 folded maps (in pockets) ; 23 cm.
Topics: East Asia -- Description and travel., Pilot guides -- East Asia., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Standard Brands Limited; University of Waterloo. Library. Women's Studies Collection. CaOWtU
texts
eye 5,606
favorite 8
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48 pages ; 21 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Desserts., Cooking, Canadian., Baking powder., McGill University Library...
24, [2], [2], 24 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm
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Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Flour., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
McGill University Library
by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
texts
eye 2,236
favorite 5
comment 0
2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
151 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Cooking., Cooking, Canadian., Baking., Bread., Pastry., Flour., Five Roses Flour., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 2,050
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
texts
eye 1,938
favorite 4
comment 0
21 pages : illustrations ; 15 cm
Topics: Cooking (Chocolate), Desserts., Cuisine (Chocolat), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
xxi, [2], 305 pages frontispiece (map) illustrations 20 cm
Topics: English language -- Slang -- Dictionaries., English language -- Dialects -- England -- London.,...
McGill University Library
texts
eye 1,858
favorite 1
comment 0
471 pages : maps (some folded) ; 23 cm
Topics: Middle East -- History -- 19th century., Nationalism -- Middle East., World War, 1914-1918 --...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,780
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,747
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,653
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,555
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,432
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Morrisey, Louise Lane; Sweeney, Marion Lane, author; Club of Odd Volumes
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eye 1,334
favorite 1
comment 0
x, 215 pages 21 cm
Topics: Cooking, American., Gastronomy., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, American,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,234
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Nieuhof, Johannes, 1618-1672; Goyer, Pieter de; Keizer, Jacob de; Ogilby, John, 1600-1676, translator; Schall von Bell, Johann Adam, 1592?-1666; Kircher, Athanasius, 1602-1680. China monumentis ... illustrata; Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
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eye 1,234
favorite 3
comment 0
327 (i.e. 307), 18, 106 pages illustrations 40 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Travel
McGill University Library
by Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung (1900); Bismeyer, Fritz, former owner; Königliche Akademie der Künste (Berlin, Germany); Verein Berliner Künstler; Düsseldorfer Künstlerschaft
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eye 1,222
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xii, 140 pages : illustrations, plans ; 17 cm
Topics: Grosse Berliner Kunst-Ausstellung -- (1900) -- Catalogs., Art -- Germany -- Berlin -- Exhibitions.,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,217
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,210
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,206
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,192
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,134
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,119
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Allemagne, Henry René d', 1863-1950
texts
eye 1,104
favorite 5
comment 0
2 volumes : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits, plans ; 33 cm
Topics: Cards -- History., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Saul Shapiro Collection of...
40 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Topics: Desserts., Bread., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Desserts, Bread
McGill University Library
by Crane, Walter, 1845-1915; Evans, Edmund, 1826-1905; Martin, Sarah Catherine, 1768-1826. Old Mother Hubbard; Crane, Walter, 1845-1915. Absurd ABC
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eye 1,082
favorite 15
comment 0
4 volumes in 1 (8; 8; 8; [8]) leaves : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Nursery rhymes., Illustrated children's books., Fairy tales., Cats -- Juvenile poetry., Dogs --...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 1,053
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Corbin, Henry; Nasr, Seyyed Hossein; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Tehran Branch; Dānishgāh-i Tihrān; Anjuman-i Shāhanshāhī-i Falsafah-ʼi Īrān
texts
eye 1,007
favorite 2
comment 0
xxxii, 702, 179, 21 pages, [9] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Topics: Corbin, Henry., Corbin, Henry, -- -1978., Islam -- Doctrines., Sufism., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Family Herald and Weekly Star,
texts
eye 991
favorite 1
comment 0
217, vii pages, [10] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking, Canadian., Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 1
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 968
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 946
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 910
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
texts
eye 860
favorite 5
comment 0
203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Martin, Rita
texts
eye 850
favorite 4
comment 0
164 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
Topics: McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
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texts
eye 842
favorite 2
comment 1
[409] leaves, bound ; 28.6 x 16.7 cm
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Topics: Qurʼan. -- Persian & Arabic., Manuscripts, Arabic -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal.,...
McGill University Library
by Salon des Tuileries (6th : 1928 : Paris); Besnard, Paul Albert, 1849-1934
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eye 839
favorite 0
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146 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 18 cm
Topics: Salon des Tuileries -- (6th : -- 1928 : -- Paris, France) -- Catalogs., Painting, French -- 20th...
McGill University Library
by Adler, Elkan Nathan, 1861-1946, editor
texts
eye 828
favorite 0
comment 0
xxiv, 391 pages viii plates (including frontispiece) 23 cm.
Topics: Voyages and travels., Travel, Medieval., Palestine -- Description and travel., Travel -- history.,...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 820
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
McGill University Library
texts
eye 812
favorite 0
comment 0
xvi, 768 pages, [34] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations (some color), 4 color portraits, 4 maps ; 28 cm
Topics: Franklin, John, -- 1786-1847 -- Travel -- Arctic regions., Arctic regions -- Discovery and...
303 pages, iv. : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm
Topics: Actors., Theater -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- History., Théâtre -- Québec...
McGill University Library
texts
eye 790
favorite 0
comment 0
4 volumes tables (some folded) 28 cm
Topics: Cuba -- Dictionaries., Cuba -- Gazetteers., Cuba -- Biography -- Dictionaries., McGill University...
McGill University Library
by Francatelli, Charles Elmé, 1805-1876
texts
eye 785
favorite 4
comment 0
xv, 560 pages : illustrations
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking, Cookbook Collection
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 2
comment 0
20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Kraus Reprint,
texts
eye 755
favorite 0
comment 0
Vol. 15, no. 5-6, May-July, 1935, not published
Topics: Germany -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Der...
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
texts
eye 718
favorite 1
comment 0
348 leaves 19 cm
Topics: Medicine -- Formulae, receipts, prescriptions., Pharmacy -- Early works to 1800., Formulas,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 0
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
40 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm
Topics: Baking -- Canada., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 0
comment 0
20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
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favorite 2
comment 0
[858] pages : 47 colour illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Hinduism -- Doctrines -- Early works to 1800., Hinduism -- Sacred books -- Early works to 1800.,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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favorite 0
comment 0
1 online resource.
Topics: Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., Greater rhea., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Rare Books...
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by Forbes, Marcelle Azra
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eye 647
favorite 2
comment 0
639 pages 22 cm
Topics: Cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cooking
McGill University Library
by Borden Company
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eye 644
favorite 2
comment 0
32 pages : color illustrations ; 17 cm
Topics: Cooking (Evaporated milk), McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection
McGill University Library
by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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eye 642
favorite 4
comment 0
29 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Cookies., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Cookies
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 1
comment 0
20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Borthwich, John Douglas, 1831-1912
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eye 635
favorite 0
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531 pages, [54] leaves of plates : portraits ; 24 cm
Topics: Montréal (Québec) -- Biography., Montréal (Québec) -- History., Montréal (Québec) --...
McGill University Library
by Robin Hood Flour Mills
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eye 585
favorite 3
comment 0
15 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Topics: Baking., Christmas cooking., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection,...
McGill University Library
by Hernández, Francisco, 1517-1587; Jiménez, Francisco, d. 1620, translator; León, Nicolás, 1859-1929
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eye 572
favorite 0
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lii, A-H, 300 pages, 1 leaf 3 facsimile 24 cm
Topics: Materia medica -- Mexico., Natural history -- Mexico., Materia Medica., Natural History., McGill...
McGill University Library
by Great Britain. Commissioners for Adjusting the Boundaries for the British and French Possessions in America; Silhouette, Étienne de, 1709-1767; La Galissonnière, Roland Michel Barrin, marquis de, 1693-1756; La Ville, Jean-Ignace de, 1690-1774; France. Commissaires sur les possessions et les droits de la Grande-Bretagne et de la France en Amérique; Jefferson Exhibit Collection (Library of Congress) DLC; Pre-1801 Imprint Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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eye 572
favorite 0
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4 v. : maps (engravings) ; 26 cm (4to)
Topics: Nova Scotia -- Boundaries., Saint Lucia -- Early works to 1800., Acadia -- Early works to 1800.,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 1
comment 0
20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
183, 3 pages, [11] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Topics: Flour., Cooking, Canadian., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Cookbook Collection, Flour,...
McGill University Library
by Swanick, Sean; McGill University. Rare Books and Special Collections; McGill University. Institute of Islamic Studies. Library; McLennan Library
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eye 556
favorite 2
comment 0
44 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Topics: Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Exhibitions., Ghazzālī, -- 1058-1111 -- Bibliography --...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 0
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
McGill University Library
by Hoffmann, Professor, 1839-1919
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eye 539
favorite 3
comment 0
xi, 457 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Topics: Magic tricks., McGill University Library Digitized Title, Magic tricks
McGill University Library
by Qazwīnī, Zakarīyā ibn Muḥammad, 1208 or 1209-1283 or 1284, author
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favorite 2
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401 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24.5 x 15 cm
Topics: Manuscripts, Persian -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal., Illumination of books and manuscripts,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Lear, Edward, 1812-1888, artist.
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favorite 1
comment 0
1 online resource.
Topics: Lear, Edward, -- 1812-1888., Parrots -- South America., McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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favorite 0
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
[16], 237, [11] pages, [26] leaves of plates (4 folded) : illustrations, maps ; 32 cm
Topics: China -- Description and travel -- Early works to 1800., China -- Social life and customs -- Early...
Rare Books and Special Collections
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20 leaves of plates.
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...
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by Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor, 1194-1250, author
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cx, 637 pages : illustrations (some color), plates ; 29 cm
Topics: Falconry -- Early works to 1800., Falconry -- Bibliography., McGill University Library Digitized...
McGill University Library
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56 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Topics: Olympic Games -- (11th : -- 1936 : -- Berlin, Germany), McGill University Library Digitized Title,...
Rare Books and Special Collections
by Gould, John,1804-1881,artist.
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20 leaves of plates
Topics: Gould, John, -- 1804-1881., Birds -- Australia -- Pictorial works., McGill University Library...